Following a 4-3 shootout win over the Calgary Flames, the Canucks have recalled Zack MacEwen from the Utica Comets
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) February 10, 2019
The 6’4″ and 210 lbs forward has posted seventeen goals and twenty-five assists in forty-nine games this season. He has surpassed his goal, assist, and point totals from last season and has done so by being an effective player in all three zones. MacEwen has really shown all the things this year that the Canucks targetted him for as a free agent prospect. His development has been a really encouraging story, going from an undrafted player to earning this call-up.
Prior to action on Sunday, MacEwen sits 18th in AHL scoring and had a standout performance last night with one goal and three assists.
— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) February 10, 2019
At this time, there is no word on if MacEwen will play and if so for who. But if the Canucks likely wouldn’t be recalling the big forward if they didn’t intend on inserting him into the lineup. Tim Schaller is a regular healthy scratch, so MacEwen won’t have to worry about him but given that Markus Granlund only played 8:04 on Saturday night, I would suspect he is the player that comes out for MacEwen.
The topic of Utica and how the prospects are being developed have been a major talking point all season but MacEwen is a clear win for the Canucks and fans will be excited to see what the winger can do at the NHL level.